Mount Charles strengthens Irish offering with operations appointment

Larry McGrath

The Mount Charles Group has expanded its presence in Ireland with a major new appointment to its management team.

Larry McGrath has joined the leading Northern Ireland food service and business support solutions company as operations manager for Ireland, where he will be responsible for developing new business, building brand awareness and overseeing the Group’s existing contracts in Ireland.

He brings to the role more than 20 years’ experience in retail and facilities management, having previously held roles with with Superquinn and Aramark.

In his most recent position he was operations manager at Compass Group, specialising in the education sector.

Larry said: “I’m really pleased to become part of the team at the Mount Charles Group.

“It’s an exciting time for the business and I’m looking forward to helping the company to grow their client base and develop the offering throughout Ireland.

“I’ve been working in facilities management for many years and what appealed to me about joining Mount Charles is their approach to clients.

“There are a lot of multinational firms that crowd the support services sector, but the difference is that the Mount Charles Group is homegrown and prides itself on its personal, tailored service.

“That was important to me and having worked with Irish businesses for many years I know it’s important to them too. I’ve seen first hand that there is a gap in the market for a firm with a focus on the customer, but I’ll now be working to change that.”

The Mount Charles Group, which has its head office in Belfast, currently employs more than 1,800 people across Ireland and Great Britain.

Cathal Geoghegan, managing director of The Mount Charles Group said: “Larry is a valuable and welcome addition to our team. He not only has a great understanding of Irish firms and their needs, but he shares our dedication to building strong personal relationships with clients and providing tailored business support.

“As a company, our goal is to grow our offering in Ireland and we’re going to use the same foundations that we did in Northern Ireland. By using local suppliers and local staff to provide the highest possible standard of service to local firms, we can offer something different, and add a personal touch that we feel the Irish market is lacking at present.”

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